Some compounding pharmacies have had more than one troubling episode. And some products seem to have problems over and over again.
In May, officials reported 33 cases in seven states of a fungal eye infection stemming from products mixed in a Florida pharmacy that also prepared supplements that killed 21 elite polo horses in 2009.
The same steroid in the current outbreak was also tied to five cases of a different type of fungal infection in North Carolina in September 2002. Those patients also had shots from pain clinics, and one died.
Previous FDA warning: http://1.usa.gov/VAlOjm
Trade group: http://www.iacprx.org
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